Lake Superior State University, more commonly referred to as Lake State, is a (real) small public university in upstate Michigan. It is located in Sault Ste Marie, with Canada just across the river. It is in fact the smallest Michigan public university with about 3000 students, but in the Spearfish Lake Universe, the fictitious Southern Michigan University at the other end of the state is smaller.
The Lake State web site can be found at lssu.edu.
Their Wikipedia entry is at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Superior_State_University.
Janelle Peckanen attended Lake State while her future husband Matt was at Northern Michigan University.DW41 They got married in June 1997 after both graduated, Matt's college roommate Randy Clark was the best man DW49